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O'DOHERTY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-15 published
LOUGHREY, Marjorie (née BROWN)
Died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday October 12th at home, Ottawa, Ontario, of complications arising from lung cancer, at the age of 77 years. Survived by her loving husband of 44 years Alan, her daughter Ann BAUMAN/BOWMAN (Tim) of Toronto, her son Ned LOUGHREY (Christi) of Cantley, Quebec. Dearly loved Gran of Sarah and Carolyn Bowman and Sam LOUGHREY. Daughter of the late Ned and Sadie (née SMITH) BROWN of Claresholm, Alberta. Marjorie is also survived by her sister Dorothy BECKEL (William) of North Vancouver, British Columbia, her brother W. Gordon BROWN (Rose Mary) of Calgary, Alberta, her sister-in-law Elvey BROWN of Calgary, Alberta, and her sister-in-law Noreen (née LOUGHREY) and her husband Jack McMILLAN of Toronto. Lovingly remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Louise PALMER and Ann GRIFFITHS and her brother, Edward BROWN. A strong supporter of her community, Marjorie's early volunteer activities included work with Planned Parenthood and Canadian Parents for French. She served locally as a trustee on the Ottawa Board of Education from 1980-82 and 1984 to 1994 and Chair of the Board for a number of years, as well as provincially on the boards of the Ontario Public School Board Association and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Locally she was an enthusiastic supporter of the Arts Programme at Canterbury High School. Marjorie's lifetime interest in the arts and art history lead her, as a mature student, to studies at Carleton University, graduating with a B.A. degree, at age 72, with the Class of 2000. Her interest in the arts continued, manifesting itself in support of the Carleton University Art Gallery, membership in the Friends of Prints and Drawings of the National Gallery of Canada, and as Editor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra Newsletter from 1984 to Spring 2005. A Celebration of Marjorie's Life will be held in the Fountain Room at the National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, Ottawa, on Sunday October 23rd from 1 to 4 p.m. where we look forward to welcoming Friends, family and colleagues to share memories. The family wishes to express its deeply felt thanks and gratitude to Dr. NICHOLAS, Dr. FARNCOMBE and in particular nurse Charlene O'DOHERTY. In memoriam donations can be made to the 'Marjorie Loughrey Fund', which will support the annual 'Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Award', c/o the Community Foundation of Ottawa, 301-75 Albert Street, Ottawa, K1P 5E7, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa (613-233-1143). Condolences/Donations at: www.mcgarryfamily.ca

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ODOLPHY o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-23 published
ODOLPHY, Donald Glen
Passed away at his residence, in Toronto, Donald Glen ODOLPHY, age 59. Beloved son of the late Bouke and Nellie ODOLPHY. Survived by brothers Robert and Diane, Jack and Colleen and Derrick and Sylvia all of Sarnia. Uncle to Christopher and (fiancée) Deanna, Philip, Jillian and Scott ODOLPHY. Predeceased by a nephew Rodney Ivan ODOLPHY (1980.) A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 1: 00 until service time at 2: 00 p.m. Sympathy through donations to the Diabetes Association or the Epilepsy Foundation would be appreciated. Memories and condolences may be emailed to smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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O'DONAGHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-06-18 published
LIEBERS, Sister Elizabeth " Lalemant," I.B.V.M.
Died peacefully, on June 16, 2005, at Loretto Infirmary. Sister was in her 73rd year as a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters,) daughter of the late Gustave LIEBERS and Bride O'DONAGHUE. Predeceased by her brother Reverend Damian (Bernard) LIEBERS, O.Carm.; and cousin, Sr. Isidore (Frances) SHERRIN, I.B.V.M. Survived by cousins, Catherine BERGES, Joseph (Mary) BERGES, Rhonda (Luigi) PAVAN, other cousins in Toronto, Meaford and England. Sister Elizabeth was a teacher in numerous schools in Toronto, Guelph, Niagara Falls and Stratford. Also assisted with the catechetical correspondence courses in Guelph for several years. Friends may call at Loretto Abbey, 101 Mason Blvd., on Sunday, June 19th from 2: 00-4.00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prayers at 7: 30 p.m. on the same day. Mass of Christian Burial at Loretto Abbey Chapel on Monday, June 20th at 10: 00 a.m., followed by interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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O'DONNEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-07-16 published
MARROTT, Margaret Aileen " Peg" (née MURPHY)
At Summit Place Nursing Home in Owen Sound on Friday, July 15, 2005, in her 90th year. Margaret Aileen MARROTT (née MURPHY,) the beloved wife of the late Jack MARROTT (1993,) married 58 years. Loving mother of Ann and her husband Bob MILLER of Owen Sound and Doug MARROTT of British Columbia. Cherished grandmother of Susan TYRKUS, Debra McKENDRY, Paul MARROTT and Shannon McNEIL. Loved 'Grams' to Lisa STIVER and Julie MILLER, of British Columbia. Great-grandmother of Brittany McKENDRY. Dear sister of Joan O'DONNEL and Bob MURPHY. Predeceased by her sisters, Helen, Mary, Shirley, Grace and by her brothers Bill, Jack, Ed, Don and Bud. A private family memorial service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre - M.R.I. Foundation, would be appreciated by the family and can be made by calling Breckenridge-Ashcroft Funeral Home, 519-376-2326.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-02-16 published
TEETER, Maurice
In Collingwood hospital on Friday, February 11, 2005 in his 79th year. Beloved son of the late Wilfred TEETER and Lillian TEETER of Feversham, dear brother of Velda and the late George LEE of Meaford, and Lois and Mike O'DONNELL of Thornbury and Gladys and Albert OTTEWELL of Markdale, and Gord of Feversham and Jack and Ken of Collingwood. Also mourned by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Thelma, brothers Stan and Gerald. The service was held Monday, February 14 at Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood. Interment in Maxwell Cemetery in the spring.
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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-27 published
HAINES, Arthur
Art Haines of Meaford, son of the late George Ernest and Lucy (PERRINS) HAINES of Euphrasia Township, passed away tragically in Meaford on Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of the former Mary Kathleen HARRIS and loving father of Neil HAINES and his wife Carrie-Lynn of Willowdale and Darlene O'DONNELL of Florida. Sadly missed grandfather of Colin HAINES and Kelly O'DONNELL. Dear brother of Fern ALLEN of Barrie and Lucy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Duncan. Predeceased by brothers Stan, Leonard, Carman and George Jr. and a sister Hazel (late Bill) DINSMORE. Also survived by sisters-in-law Mabel HAINES of Duncan, Hazel HAINES of Meaford and Beryl HAINES of Agincourt. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Gary PARKER of Christ Church Anglican, will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Friday, April 29th at 1: 30 p.m. with interment and committal at Lakeview Cemetery to follow. Family will receive Friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 to 9: 00 p.m. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society or the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-04-27 published
Man's body found near park
Woman makes discovery just as search begins
By Scott DUNN, Wednesday, April 27, 2005, Page A1
A search involving 230 volunteers, police and soldiers had just begun when a woman out for a walk along the Meaford shoreline came across Art HAINES' body.
People turned out in droves to look for HAINES, who was known as someone who would help anyone.
He loved walking in the scenic area around Meaford. Police think it was while on one of his regular early morning walks that something went wrong.
Police suspect the 79-year-old outdoorsman had been missing since early Sunday morning. His body was found on the shore at the eastern edge of Meaford, beside Memorial Park, about 1.5 kilometres from his Union Street home.
Grey County Ontario Provincial Police Senior Const. Steve STARR said HAINES was found outside the area to be searched and off his usual walking routes near his home.
Police awaited word from the coroner Tuesday afternoon whether an autopsy would be performed.
Neil HAINES, a paramedic supervisor in Toronto, walked into the community centre about 9 a.m. Tuesday with family members to help search for his dad. He was in one of the 15 teams, each headed by an Emergency Response Team member, looking for HAINES.
“The people of Meaford have just been incredible,” HAINES said in an interview after his father's body was found.
“And the community should be very proud of their Ontario Provincial Police and firemen and military because they have been tremendous... You'd think they were searching for their own father.&rdquo
Police dogs and the Emergency Response Team searched Sunday and Monday when they were joined by Meaford volunteer firefighters and an Ontario Provincial Police helicopter. About 50 soldiers, all-terrain vehicles and a military bus from Land Force Central Area Training Centre Meaford were sent by commanding officer Lt.-Col. Rob WADSWORTH.
HAINES was born in and grew up in the Beaver Valley. He moved to the Toronto area as a young man, married and worked as a general labourer for Scarborough. He and his wife Mary retired to their Union Street home in 1986.
While on his walks he'd come over and pitch in if he spotted someone working outside.
“Everybody knew him in his neighbourhood because he's the type of guy, day or night, whatever you needed, well, call Art. You can depend on him. He'll jump in and give you a hand,” HAINES said.
He took care of his wife in their home as her health declined. About two years ago she moved into a Meaford nursing home.
“Since mom wasn't home, he was out looking for things to do for other people.&rdquo
HAINES said it feels strange to think his father is gone because he had just spoken with him over the phone a week ago. He was healthy, not on medication, and his mind was sound. When word came they'd found his father, HAINES said at least it brought him closure.
Mr. HAINES is survived by his wife, the former Mary Kathleen HARRIS, their son Neil and his wife Carrie-Lynn of Willowdale and daughter Darlene O'DONNELL of Florida and his grandchildren Colin HAINES and Kelly O'DONNELL. He's also survived by brother Fern ALLEN of Barrie and Lucy THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Duncan, sisters-in-law Mabel HAINES of Duncan, Hazel HAINES of Meaford and Beryl HAINES of Agincourt.
Visitation at the the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford will take place Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rev. Gary PARKER of Christ Church Anglican will officiate at the funeral service at the funeral home Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment and committal will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-29 published
O'DONNELL, Norman Eddie " Sue"
Mr. Norman Eddie (Sue) O'DONNELL, 77, of Mitchell passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. Beloved husband of Ruth (BALZER) O'DONNELL. Dear father of Jamie O'DONNELL and wife Darlene and Jeff O'DONNELL and wife Patty, all of Mitchell; loving grandfather of Amy, Jason, Renee and Alex O'DONNELL; dear brother of Peg WALKOM and husband Eb of Mitchell and Carol WALKOM of Aylmer; dear brother-in-law of Verna O'DONNELL and Vanda O'DONNELL, both of Mitchell, Lenore and Ken TOMPKINS of Stratford, Wilma and Bill MEYERHOFFER of Puslinch Lake, Bill and Isabel BLANCHARD of Saint Thomas, Kathleen and Rae STRATHDEE of Point Clarke, Ken BALZER of Wingham, Don SOPER of Stratford and Mary BALZER of Forest. Dear son-in-law Catherine BALZER of Mitchell. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Martin and Christine (SMITH) O'DONNELL, daughter Joanne O'DONNELL (1974,) grand_son Nikki O'DONNELL (1989,) brothers Lewis O'DONNELL and Bruce O'DONNELL, sisters Kay NORMAN and Sheila DEWING, brothers-in-law Cliff NORMAN, Bob DEWING, James WALKOM, Glen BALZER and sister-in-law Marion SOPER.
Norman had driven a school bus in the Mitchell area for 32 years and was a former member of the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Mitchell. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Camillia LAROUCHE officiating. Interment in Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Mitchell. Memorial donations to the Ritz Lutheran Villa or Stratford General Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128, Mitchell will meet at the funeral home on Wednesday at 8: 30 p.m.. Online condolences at www.lockhartfuneralhome.com.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-15 published
PATRY, Tom
Peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at Marian Villa, Tom PATRY of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Lily PATRY (1999.) Loving father of Judy and her husband Willie O'DONNELL and Kathy SWANSON. Dear grandpa to Jennifer and Paul O'DONNELL, Kelly Swanson and her husband Jason FOX and Chris SWANSON (Cindy STEVENS.) Greatgrandpa to Joshua FOX. Family and Friends will be received at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Rd. (east of Highbury) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday. Prayers will be held at 3: 45 p.m. Sunday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1057 Oxford St. E. on Monday July 18, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation with interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-05 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Dr. William James
It is with great sadness that the family of William FLEMING/FLEMMING announces his sudden passing at home in Toronto on January 2, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Joanne (BARDELL.) Dear brother of Margaret MacTAVISH (Doug), Jean KETTLES (Joe), John (Leah), Marie McCULLIGH (the late Ron,) brother-in-law of Gary BARDELL (Susan.) Cherished uncle of Allan and David MacTAVISH, Darlene LEVER, Jim and Jon KETTLES, Pilar and Mitchell SZARKO, Murray and Mark McCULLIGH, Janet, James and Jackie O'DONNELL, Christopher, Jennifer and Kimberly BARDELL. Bill was born and grew up in Bruce Mines, Ontario. He attended the local high school and then lived in Kirkland Lake where he worked in the gold mines. His university education included a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo and D.D.S. and M.Sc.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. He also received a fellowship from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada. After teaching high school in Waterloo, Bill went on to a career in dentistry that included positions as Chief of Dentistry at St. Michael's Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry; in addition he conducted a private dental practice in North Toronto. He enjoyed traveling and speaking engagements in various countries around the world. Bill very much enjoyed his career and cherished the good Friends he met along the way. Throughout his life he continued to return to his roots where he enjoyed working on his family farm in the Bruce Mines area. Bill loved the outdoors where he would often walk with Joanne and his faithful and beloved dogs Kayley, Teddy and Max. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday afternoon at two o'clock. The interment will be at Cloudslee Cemetery, Bruce Mines at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-30 published
O'DONNELL, Edward Joseph
At the Mississauga Trillium Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2005. Edward Joseph, beloved son of the late Mary and Victor O'DONNELL, in his 62nd year. Loving brother of Ruth and her husband Donald CARPENTER, James, Paul and his wife Rose Marie, John and his wife Anne and uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Ed was also cherished by his Friends with whom he shared his love of the outdoors. His good nature and sense of humour will be missed by many. Despite serious illness, he always remained cheerful. He kept a positive attitude, taking great interest and pleasure in achieving advanced computer skills, both for himself and for assisting others generously. Edward expressed to his family many times his sincere gratitude for the care and support provided by the medical staff at Toronto General Hospital and Mississauga Trillium Hospital. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (north of Lawrence Avenue), on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 49 George Street, Weston, on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. A reception immediately following the Massachusetts. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill (south of Hwy. 7).

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-05 published
PIERS, Desmond William, C.M., D.S.C., C.D., L.O.N., K.C.L.J., M.M.L.J., Rear-Admiral Royal Canadian Navy, (Ret'd).
It is with deep sadness that the Piers family announce the death of Desmond William PIERS on November 1, 2005. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 12, 1913, he was the son of the late William Harrington PIERS and the late Dr. Florence Maud (O'DONNELL) PIERS, and a member of one of the City's founding families. Educated at the Halifax County Academy and the Royal Military College of Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1932 as the first ex-Cadet of R.M.C. to enter that service. During his span of thirty-five years' naval service he advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral before taking voluntary retirement in 1967. Admiral PIERS is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Janet (MacNEILL) daughter, Anne BAKER; grand_sons Hugh (Anne McDONOUGH;) Philip (Jeanetta HOFFMAN;) and Piers (Katherine GLEASON;) great grandchildren, Justin, Jamie, Erin, Jillian, Adrienne and Isabella Janet; brother, Walter Harrington PIERS, and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia FINCH- NOYES. His remains are entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester, Nova Scotia 902-275-3811. A memorial service will be held in Saint Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Nova Scotia at 2: 00 p.m. Friday, 18 November 2005, the Reverend James McCorriston officiating. Admiral Pier's ashes will, at a later date and in the presence of family, be placed in the Naval Crypt of historic Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and stroke Foundation, 902-421-1967. or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent on line or by fax to Davis Funeral Home, Chester, Nova Scotia Fax: 902-275-3811; Email: gillis@davisfuneralhome.ca

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-05 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Dr. William James
It is with great sadness that the family of William FLEMING/FLEMMING announces his sudden passing at home in Toronto on January 2, 2005. Beloved husband and best friend of Joanne (BARDELL.) Dear brother of Margaret MacTAVISH (Doug), Jean KETTLES (Joe), John (Leah), Marie McCULLIGH (the late Ron,) brother-in-law of Gary BARDELL (Susan.) Cherished uncle of Allan and David MacTAVISH, Darlene LEVER, Jim and Jon KETTLES, Pilar and Mitchell SZARKO, Murray and Mark McCULLIGH, Janet, James and Jackie O'DONNELL, Christopher, Jennifer and Kimberly BARDELL. Bill was born and grew up in Bruce Mines, Ontario. He attended the local high school and then lived in Kirkland Lake where he worked in the gold mines. His university education included a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo and D.D.S. and M.Sc.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. He also received a fellowship from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada. After teaching high school in Waterloo, Bill went on to a career in dentistry that included positions as Chief of Dentistry at St. Michael's Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry; in addition he conducted a private dental practice in North Toronto. He enjoyed traveling and speaking engagements in various countries around the world. Bill very much enjoyed his career and cherished the good Friends he met along the way. Throughout his life he continued to return to his roots where he enjoyed working on his family farm in the Bruce Mines area. Bill loved the outdoors where he would often walk with Joanne and his faithful and beloved dogs Kayley, Teddy and Max. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday afternoon at two o'clock. The interment will be at Cloudslee Cemetery, Bruce Mines at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-21 published
O'DONNELL, Adrienne
Peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband James O'DONNELL. Loving mother of Michael, Kathleen (Bernard), Virginia, Maureen (late Mimi), and Daniel John. Proud grandma and grandmère of Allen, Jennifer and Mona. Great-grandmother of Liam and Riley. Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston, on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Ward Chapel on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Cremation. Condolences may be sent to: adrienne.o'donnell@wardfh.com

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
BROOKS, Carol Ann (née O'DONNELL)
Passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Friday, February 4, 2005. Carol Ann BROOKS of Elmvale, in her 64th year. Carol has joined her beloved husband Al and son Steven in heaven. Dear mother of Kim McMASTER and David ENDICOTT of Pickering. Loved grandmother of Katie. Cherished daughter of Marie and the late Joseph O'DONNELL. Sister of Ron (Judy) O'DONNELL of Guelph, Cathy SUTHERLAND and Bill ROACH of Brampton, and Noreen (Eric) FISHER of Virginia. Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Phelpston on Tuesday, February 8 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. My Mother and Father had such a wonderful loving relationship. She was devastated by Dad's passing two years ago, but she proved once again what a strong woman she was. I am so proud of all she was able to accomplish in this time. Please shed no tears for her because my Mother has gone to dance with my Father again. Messages of sympathy may be made through lynnstone@sympatico.ca.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-19 published
GORDON, Eileen (McBRIDE)
Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Houses of Providence on Thursday, February 17, 2005, in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband James GORDON. Survived by her daughters Ann (Richard BENDAS), Bev (Anthony O'DONNELL) and Carol (Art DARNBROUGH). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Paul, Krista (Dwayne), Shannon (Randy) and her great-grandchildren Nolan and Theoran. She will be especially missed by her sisters Joyce and Ann. Friends will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Monday, February 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Complete Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Special thanks to the thoughtful and caring staff of Maple House at the Houses of Providence. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Houses of Providence would be appreciated.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-07 published
HADLEY, Agnes (née O'DONNELL)
The sun set for Agnes peacefully, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, May 5, 2005. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, December 16, 1919, the 7th of 10 children of the late James and Annie. Survived by her dear sister Annie (Robert ADAM/ADAMS,) and sister-in-law Mae Rose O'DONNELL. Fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, especially Shirley-Ann and wee Amanda of Glasgow. Her love and laughter will be missed by her daughters Helen MILLS (Carl,) Anne BREADMORE (Bob,) both of Markham, her grandchildren Anne-Marie MILLS, John BREADMORE (Janice), Craig BREADMORE, and Regan BREADMORE- DELL, her great-grandchildren Danielle and Connor BREADMORE and Mackenzie BREADMORE- DELL. Cremation to follow with interment at Highland Memory Gardens, where she will be reunited with her beloved husband, the late John HADLEY. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-06 published
O'DONNELL, Ross Wm.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Ross passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 71. He is survived by his devoted wife Lorraine, sons Ross and Leonard and daughter Janice SHEPHERD. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Ryan, James, Jennifer, Shannon, Michelle and Brittany. He will be sadly missed by his sister Doreen and her husband Bruce BARBER. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil at 8: 30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 10 a.m. Private Family Interment. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-08 published
O'DONNELL, Mary Irene
With sadness we announce the passing of our dear sister and Aunt Mary on Monday, September 5, 2005. Beloved daughter of the late Margaret and Patrick O'DONNELL Sr. Predeceased by her brother Fr. John A. O'DONNELL of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Survived by her sister Margaret (Mrs. Adam GNIDZIEJKO) and her brother Patrick. Loving aunt of 6 nieces and nephews and their families. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to all Mary's Friends whom she considered to be her extended family over the years. Friends may call at the Funeral Home of O'Connor Bros., 1871 Danforth Ave., Toronto (2 blocks west of Woodbine subway station) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church (172 Leslie Street, north of Queen St. E.) on Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, donations to ShareLife or a charity of your choice. (Supervised parking at funeral home).

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O'DONNELL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-23 published
MULHALL, Teresa Agnes (née STERLING)
Born November 24, 1912 It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Teresa Agnes MULHALL on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Wesburn Manor, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) MULHALL. Loving mother of Joanne and her husband Allan CROOKS. Devoted grandmother of Michael CROOKS and his wife Nancy, and Lawrence (Larry) CROOKS and his wife Katherine. Cherished great-grandma of Payton, Shawn, Madison, Gavin and Emma. Dear sister of the late Marion (Mame) O'DONNELL. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Friday from 9: 30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W. (west of Royal York Rd.), at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Wesburn Manor 2 North for their care and compassion. If desired, remembrances to the Crohn's and Colitis Society would be appreciated.

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O'DONOGHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-24 published
John BAND, Executive And Art Collector (1915-2005)
Navy officer who hunted U-boats during the Second World War returned home to become an insurance broker and a collector of Canadian art
By Sandra MARTIN, Saturday, September 24, 2005, Page S9
Although he was a distinguished veteran and a former insurance executive, John BAND found his true calling in companionship and art. He was passionate about collecting, gardening, fitness, the navy, red wine and crossword puzzles. A good listener, he was the master of drawing people out.
Born into a family of prominent Canadian art collectors, he inherited his parents' eye and their zeal for collecting. "I wish I knew the first time I shook his hand," said art collector Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, chairman of The Globe and Mail. "I think it was in the mid-50s and it must have been about art."
For half a century, the two men discussed upcoming auction sales, although their Friendship meant they never bid against each other. "I respected his judgment on paintings," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. Whenever Mr. BAND was "adamant" about a picture, such as The Steamship Quebec, painted by Cornelius Krieghoff in 1853, "I jolly well bought it. There wasn't going to be any doubt about that," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON admitted.
"He was always around the corner from my house and up here," tapping his forehead with his finger, "he was right beside me all the time," Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON said. "I never got along with anybody better."
Mr. BAND's love of art was ingrained growing up in a home where Arthur LISMER and Fred VARLEY were frequent guests and painting was a major dinner table topic. "John had a very keen eye for choice works and he sometimes went about acquiring them as though he was a detective," said Lisa Balfour BOWEN, a family friend and art critic. "To my knowledge, he was filling gaps in his collection virtually until the time of his death."
There was nothing passive about Mr. BAND. "He spoke his mind, but it was something that you welcomed. There were no shades. He was always direct and clear," said Dennis REID, chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario. "I have to say I loved him."
John Trumbull BAND was the eldest child and only son of insurance broker and art collector Charles Shaw BAND and his wife, Helen WARREN. His parents moved to New York in 1914 when Mr. BAND was transferred to the American office of James Carruthers and Co. Mr. BAND was born there a year later.
While they lived in the United States, the BANDs bought canvases painted by the Hudson River Valley artists. They sold that collection when they returned to Toronto in 1923 with John and his younger sisters, Priscilla, Barbara and Helen.
"They wanted to collect what was important in the life of Canada their country and the countryside they knew," said Mr. BAND's stepdaughter, management consultant and corporate director Jalynn BENNETT. The BANDs bought an island in Georgian Bay and became good Friends with several members of the Group of Seven.
"Their home was a testament to the art of the Twenties and Thirties in Canada," said Mr. REID. " The dining room was stupendous because it was all Lawren HARRIS's Arctic sketches. There must have been 10 of them."
Two years after the BANDs moved back to Toronto, they sent John to Trinity College School in Port Hope. He was 10. His daughter Sarah, an entrepreneur and retailer, has his first school report framed in her bathroom. "He is rather backward for his age, but he has ability and is a neat and careful worker," his teacher wrote.
In 1929, the year of the stock-market crash, the school's main building burned down. Hard economic times and the school's rebuilding difficulties persuaded his parents to withdraw him in 1931, the year he would have graduated, and send him to Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto instead.
Nevertheless, Mr. BAND was a committed Trinity College School old boy. With his family's help, he gave himself an 80th birthday gift in 1995 by endowing an annual history prize.
Mr. BAND went to work in 1937 for Irish and Molson, a firm of insurance brokers that became Marsh and McLennan and later Marsh Canada. After war broke out, he enlisted in the Navy and was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1941. About the same time, he met Mona MORROW (later CAMPBELL,) daughter of financier and company director Frederick MORROW. They married in 1942.
During the war, Mr. BAND served on H.M.C.S. Swansea, a river-class frigate in 1943 as first lieutenant. The ship, which was known as a happy and successful one, helped to sink three German U-boats in the North Atlantic in March and April of 1944 and assisted in essential enemy sweeps before the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He transferred to H.M.C.S. Stone Town, another frigate, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander, that November and served as its commanding officer until August of 1945.
For decades afterward, Mr. BAND caught up with his wartime cronies at an annual navy lunch he organized, inviting specialist speakers on military subjects. One of the regulars was Tony GRIFFIN, another distinguished naval veteran. "There were very few officers I could put in the same class as John BAND," he said this week. "He knew how to handle ships and men and he had a keen appreciation of the Navy."
Michael WHITBY, senior naval historian at the Department of National Defence, agrees with that assessment. "He was one of the typical Canadians who volunteered to go fight the war and who did an outstanding job." Mr. BAND's strength was to lead by gentle persuasion and quiet example. On Swansea, for example, he insisted that classical music was played on Sundays.
When peace came, he went back to Toronto and to Marsh and McLennan, working mainly on Toronto establishment accounts until he retired in 1980 as a senior executive. He needlessly regretted that the war disrupted his plans to go to university, according to Paul O'DONOGHUE, a business colleague from Marsh and McLennan who became a lifelong friend. "He was the best-informed man I ever met."
Mr. BAND and his wife Mona had three children, John, Sarah and Victoria (Vickie), but the marriage fell apart in the mid-1950s. After an acrimonious divorce and custody settlement, Mr. BAND married Elizabeth Lumbers ROGERS, a widow with two children (Jalynn BENNETT and Jennifer ROGERS,) in 1959.
His son lived with them and his daughters stayed with their mother. "We weren't allowed to see him for a long time," said his daughter Sarah, who became extremely close to her father in the past few decades. "He was my best friend," she said this week. "We talked four times a day."
As a stepfather, Mr. BAND was "warm and caring and curious about our lives without being intrusive," says Ms. BENNETT, who was 15 when her mother remarried.
He was very outgoing and had a keen sense of whimsy. He once jokingly confided plans for his funeral: a procession down Bay Street at noon with a Brinks truck following the hearse with a big sign on top saying: "Who says you can't take it with you?"
Some years after his second wife Betty died in 1992, Mr. BAND formed a new attachment with Patty FISCHER, the former wife of industrialist Michael DEGROOTE, owner of Laidlaw Transport and the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Mr. BAND turned 90 in late August. He celebrated his birthday two weeks ago at a party he organized himself at the Toronto Hunt Club, where he'd belonged ever since his mother had bought him a membership for his 20th birthday.
His friend Ken THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON tried to give him a small J.E.H. MacDonald painting of the family island in Georgian Bay as a birthday gift. Knowing the value of the painting, Mr. BAND refused to accept it, although he delighted in pointing out familiar landmarks. Finally, he agreed to "borrow" the painting after attaching a note to the back saying it belonged to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. He only had a few days to enjoy it. The painting has now come back to Mr. THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, layered with "priceless" sentimental value. He plans to hang it near his desk in his office until he gives it eventually to the Art Gallery of Ontario. "But that paper is going to stay with that picture," he insisted. "That's a condition."
Last Tuesday, Sarah BAND took her father to a medical appointment where he learned that his cancer was terminal. He went home, made a final "to do" list to settle his affairs and then "crumpled."
John Trumbull BAND was born in New York on August 25, 1915. He died on Sunday of metastasized sarcoma. He is survived by one sister, three children, two stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private family burial took place on Thursday. A memorial service is planned for September 30 at noon at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto.

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O'DONOGHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-11-26 published
LA PRAIRIE, Jules Pierre
Passed away in Reno, Nevada on November 21, 2005, a few days short of his 82nd birthday. Jules was the son of "Lap" LA PRAIRIE and Beatrice KELLY and is survived by his devoted wife Phyllis (GREEN,) daughter Ann M. MIERS (Paul,) sons Roger (Nancy,) Richard (Debbie), Dennis and nine grandchildren. Predeceased by son Christian and brother Carl LA PRAIRIE (Nonie.) Also leaving brothers Paul (the late Jean), Richard, Leon, Clifford (Virginia) and George (Rose) and sisters Rosemary MacKENZIE (Jim) and Jacqueline O'DONOGHUE (Joe) and sister-in-law Erna BEGGS and 162 nieces and nephews (in 3 generations).
Jules was born in Timmins, Ontario on December 1, 1923, his brother Paul's 4th birthday. Conveniently he was given to Paul as a birthday present. He was raised and educated in Toronto, served overseas with the 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion, graduated from the University of Toronto in Mining Engineering and married Phyllis Green of Flin Flon, Manitoba, in 1950. Jules and Phyllis lived in mining camps across Canada and the U.S.A., with the last 35 years in Reno. Services will take place December 1st, the day of Jules 82nd birthday. Service will be conducted by Fr. Durante at Our Lady of Snows Church in Reno.

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O'DONOGHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-04 published
WALKER, Kevin Alfred
Peacefully at home on Sturgeon Lake on Monday, January 3, 2005. Kevin WALKER, in his 52nd year, was the beloved husband of Janet WENTZELL. Dear father of Rachel WALKER and Anthony. Brother of Richard WALKER and his wife Valerie, Brenda and her husband Jim O'DONOGHUE, Patricia and her husband Dan HADLEY. Good friend of Inga LUBBOCK and her mother Inga WOOD. Remembered by many nieces and nephews and cousins. The family of Kevin WALKER will receive Friends and relatives at the Moose Lodge, 10 Moose Rd., Lindsay (South of Kent St. West) at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2005. A celebration of Kevin's life will follow at 3: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice and can be arranged through Jardine Funeral Home "Bobcaygeon Chapel", 86 Main Street, Bobcaygeon. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.jardinefuneralhomes.com.

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O'DONOGHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-21 published
BELL, John David
(Graduate of R.M.C., retired teacher of St. Lawrence College, Kingston, past coordinator of Bereaved Families of Ontario, Kingston Region.) Peacefully, after living with cancer with strength, dignity and grace, on Sunday, November 20, 2005, at Saint Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Kingston, Ontario. Beloved husband and soulmate for 30 years of Rita. Loving father of Laurie CASTELLO (Jay), Christine CLENDENNING (Bob), Don CAMERON (Lori,) and predeceased by son Gordon CAMERON. Remembered by daughter-in-law Celeste O'DONOGHUE- CAMERON. Predeceased by his parents John Alexander and Agnes (MATEER) BELL. Dear brother of Douglas BELL (Maureen.) Cherished Grandpa (Papa) of Melissa, Allison, John, Jessie, Mary, Ryan, Robert, James, Anna and Grace. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, Ontario, on Wednesday, November 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul the Apostle Church, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd. Kingston, on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation will follow, with the interment at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens at a later date. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Bereaved Families of Ontario, Kingston Region in memory of David. In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, Township Chapel, 613-546-5150. Relatives and Friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.gftompkins-township.ca

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O'DONOGHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-11-26 published
LA PRAIRIE, Jules Pierre
Passed away in Reno, Nevada on November 21, 2005, a few days short of his 82nd birthday. Jules was the son of "Lap" LA PRAIRIE and Beatrice KELLY and is survived by his devoted wife Phyllis (GREEN,) daughter Ann M. MIERS (Paul,) sons Roger (Nancy,) Richard (Debbie), Dennis and nine grandchildren. Predeceased by son Christian and brother Carl LA PRAIRIE (Nonie.) Also leaving brothers Paul (the late Jean), Richard, Leon, Clifford (Virginia) and George (Rose) and sisters Rosemary MacKENZIE (Jim) and Jacqueline O'DONOGHUE (Joe) and sister-in-law Erna BEGGS and 162 nieces and nephews (in 3 generations.) Jules was born in Timmins, Ontario on December 1, 1923, his brother Paul's 4th birthday. Conveniently he was given to Paul as a birthday present. (Sorry Paul, your present has been taken away.) He was raised and educated in Toronto, served overseas with the 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion, graduated from the University of Toronto in Mining Engineering and married Phyllis GREEN of Flin Flon Manitoba, in 1950. Jules and Phyllis lived in mining camps across Canada and the U.S.A., with the last 35 years in Reno. Services will take place December 1st, the day of Jules' 82th birthday. Service will be conducted by Fr. Durante at Our Lady of Snows Church in Reno.

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O'DONOHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-20 published
KNOX, Sheila Angela, R.N.
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital Palliative Care on Tuesday January 18th, 2005. She is predeceased by her parents Albert Edward KNOX, K.C. and Elizabeth Olga KNOX; and her brother Albert Edward (Lal) KNOX. Sheila was born in Toronto and was a graduate of St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing. She was much loved and will be dearly missed by her sister Gloria Knox O'DONOHUE of Toronto, her brother Paul (Ruth) of Southampton, her nephew Michael (Julie) of Milwaukee and her niece Tara (Ron) of Paisley. Sheila loved and will be missed by her many treasured Friends, her nieces and nephews Mary Jo and Andy ZSOLT, Stephen and Randy O'DONOHUE, Dr. Gregory O'DONOHUE, Melanie and Sean SMITH; her grand-nieces and nephews Thomas and Nicholas VEENSTRA and Abigail KNOX. Also, Richard and Michael ZSOLT, Erin and Lauren O'DONOHUE, and Seamus and Delaney SMITH of her extended O'DONOHUE family who have demonstrated such great love and care for Sheila. The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital for their care of Sheila. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge Street, 1 block south of Lawrence) on Saturday, January 22 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If Friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

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O'DONOHUE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-20 published
KNOX, Sheila Angela, R.N.
Passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital Palliative Care on Tuesday, January 18th, 2005. She is predeceased by her parents Albert Edward KNOX, K.C. and Elizabeth Olga KNOX; and her brother Albert Edward (Lal) KNOX. Sheila was born in Toronto and was a graduate of St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing. She was much loved and will be dearly missed by her sister Gloria Knox O'DONOHUE of Toronto, her brother Paul (Ruth) of Southampton, her nephew Michael (Julie) of Milwaukee and her niece Tara (Ron) of Paisley. Sheila loved and will be missed by her many treasured Friends, her nieces and nephews Mary Jo and Andy Zsolt, Stephen and Randy O'DONOHUE, Dr. Gregory O'DONOHUE, Melanie and Sean SMITH; her grand-nieces and nephews Thomas and Nicholas VEENSTRA and Abigail KNOX. Also, Richard and Michael ZSOLT, Erin and Lauren O'DONOHUE, and Seamus and Delaney SMITH of her extended O'DONOHUE family who have demonstrated such great love and care for Sheila. The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital for their care of Sheila. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence) on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6: 30 to 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church (Yonge Street, 1 block south of Lawrence) on Saturday, January 22 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. If Friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

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O'DONOVAN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-01-09 published
Lawyer touched many lives
Hundreds turned out to pay their respects to Vincent O'DONOVAN.
By Joe MATYAS, Free Press Reporter
London lawyer Vincent O'DONOVAN was an "old school" kind of guy, his pals and colleagues say. By that they mean he was tremendously loyal to his family and Friends and his word was his bond.
Though O'DONOVAN could write air-tight commercial real estate transactions with the best of them, the deal was virtually sealed when he shook your hand, says partner Bob HUTTON of Brown Beattie O'Donovan.
"He was what I call a closer," HUTTON says.
"He tried to get the deals done with whatever it took... and I can tell you clients... were very satisfied with him."
Born and raised in London, O'DONOVAN was educated at Catholic Central high school and the University of Western Ontario, earning his law degree at Dalhousie University.
As a land development lawyer, O'DONOVAN represented some of the city's best known developers as well as some notable clients in metropolitan Toronto, HUTTON says.
"He had a couple of opportunities to go to Toronto to establish a practice, but I don't think he ever seriously considered leaving London," HUTTON says.
After O'DONOVAN died at the age of 69 in October after bypass surgery, about 1,000 people attended a funeral mass at St. Peter's Basilica and 400 celebrated his memory at an Irish wake at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club.
The Middlesex Law Association also honoured O'DONOVAN at a special sitting in the London courthouse in November.
The attention given to O'DONOVAN's passing was as much a measure of the man as an indicator of his professional success, HUTTON says.
"Vinnie was a little larger than life. He was a lovable character and proud of it," HUTTON says.
"He had a great sense of humour and the common touch. There was nothing pretentious about him."
O'DONOVAN loved practical jokes and everybody who knew him had "a Vinnie story," HUTTON says.
Joe SERRATORE, the owner of Serratore's Shoe Repair in Galleria London, fondly remembers O'DONOVAN.
SERRATORE says he talked to O'DONOVAN, whose office was across the street in the City Centre tower, almost every day and sometimes twice a day.
"He was a real people person, down-to-earth, definitely not pompous," SERRATORE says.
"He didn't care that I was a shoemaker. He was my friend. I loved the guy and I miss him."
With five daughters, Vince was both "a strict Irish Catholic dad" and the frequent instigator of good times, daughter Sheila O'DONOVAN told the law association at the memorial service.
"Dad understood fun and we had a lot of fun with him -- playing euchre, singing, dancing, karaoke, our many trips to Florida... and most recently our trip to Ireland with him.
"It was wonderful to hear mom and dad reminisce about memories they shared."
O'DONOVAN is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, daughters Karan, Cory, Sheila, Colleen and Beth and their spouses and families.

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O'DONOVAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-07 published
Vince O'DONOVAN
By Cory ELLISON, Monday, February 7, 2005 - Page A14
Dad, husband, grandfather, lawyer, leprechaun. Born January 27, 1936, in London, Ontario Died October 26, 2004, of complications following surgery, in London, Ontario, aged 68.
In the weeks leading up to his death, Dad taught us one final life lesson -- the importance of forgiveness. Prior to October, 2004, my parents had been estranged for nearly 12 years following a bitter separation. To our delight, Dad agreed to attend the family Thanksgiving celebration, a mere few days before his then-unscheduled surgery. The day unfolded with a bit of magic in the air as Mom and Dad exchanged words of kindness and forgiveness. The last time my Dad kissed me goodbye he had his arm around Mom and he was grinning from ear to ear. That Thanksgiving day set the stage for a phone call that Dad would make to Mom when he found out he would require surgery, asking her if she would be there for him during his illness. His invitation allowed for Mom to be present during his final days and to make peace and amends with Dad.
Dad practised law in London for 40 years. Through his devotion to his work, Dad taught us the value of hard work. The Middlesex Law Association honoured Dad at a special memorial in the London courthouse in November. Many spoke of Dad fondly recalling that he was an "old school" lawyer -- fiercely loyal to his clients and to his word. Integrity was woven throughout everything he did, in both his personal and professional life.
Family was very important to Dad. Through the many family reunions that Mom and Dad hosted we grew up surrounded by relatives who are now considered to be among our closest Friends. He was the proud father of five girls and a loving grandfather of nine children, to whom he was affectionately known as "Papa Vinny."
Dad loved his Irish heritage and taught us to value our family history. We were fortunate to travel to Ireland with Dad in the summer of 2003. In Ireland, we spent time with 100 of our closest relatives and we learned that Dad came by his love of family honestly -- it was something that was handed down through the generations.
His Irish roots could also be what was behind that famous twinkle in Dad's eye. He taught us that no matter what we did, to have fun doing it. He laughed easily and he laughed often and he brought laughter to the lives of many people who knew him.
Perhaps the most important life lesson Dad taught us was to value the gift of Friendship. His Friendship knew no boundaries and he had Friends from all walks of life. The quality and quantity of Friends that gathered around us to comfort us during his illness and after his passing was a great tribute to Dad.
Dad's passing took everyone by surprise. Bypass surgery is fairly routine these days. But it is not without risk, as we discovered. The seven days between Dad's surgery and death were a surreal emotional roller coaster ride. Dad never regained consciousness during that week, but I believe he heard us by his bedside as we spoke to him during his illness and in the moments before he died.
Watching a parent die is something for which you are never prepared. The many hours at the hospital and the seemingly endless days of grieving that followed allowed for a lot of reflection about how Dad lived his life. It is abundantly clear that Dad embraced life whole-heartedly and that he taught each of his five children many important life lessons by example.
In the way he lived his life Dad taught us many valuable life lessons -- the value of family and Friendship, the importance of forgiveness, hard work and integrity, to laugh often and to embrace life with a sense of fun. It is as I pass these lessons onto my children that Dad's spirit lives on.
Cory is one of Vince's five daughters.

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O'DONOVAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-12 published
O'DONOVAN, Michael Valentine, C.M. (1936-2005)
Val died quietly at his home in Bermuda on Saturday, February 5, suddenly but peacefully, 16 months after learning he had cancer of his larynx. He was attended by his wife of 44 years, Sheila. Val is predeceased by his parents, Patrick Joseph and Mary Imelda (née O'DONOVAN,) and brother Patrick and sister Noreen and survived by brothers Seamus and Aaron, sisters Rita and Dolores, wife Sheila, sons Simon, Christopher and Stephen, daughter Caroline, daughters-in-law Geraldine, Fuyuko and Lori, grandchildren Brian, Patrick, Tyler, Tiffany, Deborah, Michael, Kelly, Adam and Ashley, goddaughter Joanne and by many nieces and nephews. Val was born in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland on Valentine's Day in 1936. After graduating as an electrical engineer from the Cambridge College of Technology in 1959 he worked at Pye Telecommunications. Soon after graduating he met Sheila and they were married in 1960. In 1963 Val, his pregnant wife and their two infant sons immigrated to Canada. After working in the satellite division at RCA in Montreal Val, joined with two partners who founded Com Dev in 1972. On Hallowe'en in 1979 Com Dev, along with 44 families, moved to Cambridge, Ontario. Under Val's leadership Com Dev continued to thrive and in 1996 became a publicly listed company. In 1998 Val retired as Chief Executive Officer of Com Dev but continued on as Chairman of the Board until December 2004. In 1992 Val was awarded the McNaughton Gold Medal by the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In 1995 the University of Waterloo awarded him the degree of Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa). In 2001 Val was awarded with the John H. Chapman Award from the Canadian Space Agency. In 2003 Val was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour. From 1997-2003 Val was Chancellor at the University of Waterloo where he relished giving degrees to many thousands of students, to each of whom he has something special to say. In 1998 Val and Sheila started a charitable foundation to establish a residential hospice in Waterloo Region for terminally ill cancer patients. In July 2000 Lisaard House (lisaard.com) was open for its first residents. Val's special interests included his rose garden, his bookshelves and his wine cellar. There will be a private family funeral followed by a celebration of Val's life on the afternoon of Sunday, February 20th. All whose lives have been touched by Val are welcome to attend. For details please either email (celebration@odonovan.ca), fax (519-624-0182) or telephone (519-653-6412). In lieu of flowers donations to Lisaard House (990 Speedsville Rd., Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R6) would be appreciated.

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ODORICO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-05-12 published
SARTOR, Dercisa
Our hearts are filled with great sadness as we announce the peaceful passing of Dercisa SARTOR on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Giovanni SARTOR. Loving and much loved mother of Bruna and her husband Joseph ODORICO, and the late Ivano and his wife Josie. Nonna will be sadly missed by her granddaughter Mary Joanne and her husband Fabrizio and her grand_son Daniel and his wife Claudia. Cherished Bis-Nonna Cisa of great-grandchildren Jordana, Jenessa, Jaclyn, Julia, Natalya and Christian. Dear sister of the late Virginia (Sante BIZZARRI) and the late Maria (the late Ivo BATINIC). The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Baycrest for their wonderful care and dedication. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge (just west of Pine Valley Drive), 905-851-9100 on Friday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 14 at Saint Margaret Mary Church, 8500 Islington Ave., Woodbridge at 9 a.m. Entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Patient Equipment would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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O'DOWD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-06 published
BECK, Phyllis Anne
Passed away peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, after a lengthy illness on Friday, February 4, 2005. Beloved wife of 50 years to Larry. Loving mother of Cathie GREEN, Cindy JOHNSTON and her husband Kip, Chris CHONG and her husband Richard, Terry and his wife Stacey, and Tom and his wife Caroline. Dear grandma of J.D., Jeffrey, Jasmine, Rebecca, Rory, Shannon, Michael, Katie, Daniel, Jessica, Georgia, Mary and Reilly. Survived by her brothers John, Tom, Michael and Paul O'DOWD. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Hwy 10 North of Queen Elizabeth Way) from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 10: 00 a.m. at Sts. Martha and Mary Church, 1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Mississauga. Interment Assumption Catholic Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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